Children and Families Services has recently received its Stonewall Children & Young People Services (CYPS) Champions result and the great news is that Leeds has scored 95/130 and been awarded the Silver CYPS Champion Award!
This is the first year of Stonewall’s Children and Young People Services (CYPS) Champion award.
Leeds City Council was one of three local authorities from across the country to receive the silver CYPS Champion award.
The CYPS Champion award is a unique tool for local authorities to measure LGBT-inclusion, in terms of policy and practice, across their Children’s Services. It looks at LGBT-inclusion across five key areas including training, strategic support, as well as the support the local authority offers schools and settings. By achieving the silver CYPS Champion award, Leeds City Council has scored highly in all five areas.
The submission was drafted through a Stonewall Sub Group. The group included representatives from across Children and Families to ensure the Leeds Submission reflected the variety of work being done across services to support LGBT young people and their families in Leeds.
We hope to receive feedback on our submission from Stonewall early in the New Year. From there we can develop a plan to address any issues or weaknesses identified.
Overall, this is a great result for Leeds and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to LGBTQ young people.
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